Thursday, September 16, 2010

Indoor Cyclists Not Just Spinning Their Wheels

Ovarian Cycle Events Fund Research

One of their mottos is “where there’s a wheel, there’s a way,” and Ovarian Cycle participants have found a unique way to raise funds for cancer research. To celebrate the success of their 2010 rides, the Atlanta-based non-profit organization will donate $190,000 to Ovarian Cancer Research this September. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and to date, there is still no reliable early detection test for Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian Cycle participants hope to change that.

On Wednesday, September 15, Ovarian Cycle announced donations to three Ovarian Cancer Research Organizations: Ovarian Cancer Institute (Atlanta), Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (New York) and The Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation (Birmingham). The funds were raised through Ovarian Cycle Ride to Change the Future™, a signature indoor cycling event (6hours/100 virtual miles) now in its seventh year.

Ride to Change the Future™ was launched in Atlanta in 2004 in memory of Atlanta native, Debbie Green Flamm. The event continues to expand. Birmingham, Alabama hosted their first Ovarian Cycle Ride to Change the Future™ in 2008. Now, in 2010, Ovarian Cycle’s signature indoor cycling events have expanded to Tallahassee, FL, Boulder, CO, and Seattle, WA.

“Each year we continue to grow,” said Ovarian Cycle Founder Bethany Diamond. “Over 240 riders participated in our spring 2010 rides and Boulder and Seattle are still to come this fall.” She added, “I continue to be amazed by the dedication of the riders who train for weeks and solicit much needed donations.”

About Ovarian Cycle
The Ovarian Cycle “Ride to Change the Future” started in 2004 in Atlanta to raise funds for research leading to the early detection of ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cycle’s signature cycling events (6 hours/100 virtual miles) inspire people to fitness while raising both funds and awareness for this important research. Since its inception, Ovarian Cycle, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has raised more $886,000.

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